The Mad Humper struck again in spinning class this morning! Who is the Mad Humper? She is a lady who rides her spinning bike in such a manner that she appears to be engaging in a boisterous, clothed bout of coitus with the bike. This activity could easily be filmed for a clothed exercise porno. I have never seen anything like it. I often wonder what the benefit of such gyrations could be–who knows? Maybe I should try it and find out for myself. HA HA! She has to be aware of how odd her activity looks. After all, I have heard one spinning instructor, in the middle of class, comment that we should ride the bike completely opposite of what the Mad Humper does. She had to know that was directed to her because no one rides a bike like she does. Yet her gyrations never missed a beat as she continued. And I admire that.
So why am I writing in praise of the Mad Humper today? Because ol’ girl is authentic. She is true to herself, no matter what anyone else thinks about how she looks, or how she is detracting from the quality of her workout. That is great! I love it! When a person is authentic, they are genuine, true to what works for them and who they are. They easily engage in life allowing their unique gifts from Spirit to brilliantly shine. They treasure themselves, and others can easily sense this. Accepting others is so much easier for authentic folks because they accept themselves first, quirks, warts, weirdness, and all.
If you seek a more authentic life, keep these thoughts close to your heart:
Being authentic serves others as well. When you just do your thing, you are contributing to the world in a way in which absolutely no one else can.
You experience better physical and emotional health when you are authentic. The stress of living a life dictated by others takes its toll.
Start in baby steps. What is the biggest drain of not living an inner directed life for you personally? What is one action you can take which will begin to transport you into a healthier course?
For more information on authenticity, peruse this link: http://www.emotionalcompetency.com/authenticself.htm
So please, go be a Mad Humper in your own authentic way today.